April 13, 2012
SKILLMAN, N.J. -- Former Northwestern tennis standout and current Chairman of the Board and President of the United States Tennis Association Jon Vegosen has been chosen for induction to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.
Vegosen, a former captain for Northwestern, was an All-Big Ten selection in 1973. Since that time he has remained extremely involved in the game. Currently serving a two-year term as chairman of the board and president of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), his duties also include serving as a member of the Compensation and International Committees as well as representing the USTA on the Grand Slam Committee and the ITF Constitutional Committee.
Vegosen began working locally in Chicagoland with the Chicago District Tennis Association (CDTA). He served on its Board of Directors for over a decade, including a term as president, and in 2002, was named the CDTA's Volunteer of the Year.
Nationally, Vegosen was initially named chair of the USTA Collegiate Committee and first vice president of the USTA. In the vice president position, he served on the USTA's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Master Plan Study Group. He also served as board liaison for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Advocacy Committee and the Creative Opportunities Task Force.
Vegosen and his wife, Shari, along with their two sons, Jared and Spencer, were presented with the prestigious Ralph W. Westcott Award in 2004, an honor that recognizes the USTA's Family of the Year.
Earlier this year, the Wildcat was an honorary inductee to the Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame on February 17.
In addition to Vegosen, a Contributor, the class includes former coaches Chuck Kriese of Clemson, Paul Scarpa from Furman and Ron Smarr, who piled up over 850 wins at four different schools. Former Stanford players Patrick Du Pré, class of 1976, and David Wheaton, class of 1988, will also be inducted. The class will be enshrined on May 23 in Athens, Ga. The ceremony will take place at a banquet held during the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships at the University of Georgia.
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